I am a newb to this site and TrT. I have spent 6 months lurking this site gathering information. I spent 9yrs active duty Marine from 96-05. I know the VA gets a bad rap for TrT. My VA endocrinologist is pretty awesome. I jumped threw all their hoops, 2 consecutive blood draws indicating low T.First blood draw, was a 234- range 250-1100. My second blood draw was in the range (258) but very bottom half. My first blood draw was 100 points lower than yours. I had an MRI done that came back negative. The Dr then started me on T shots right away. He offered the cream, and suggested against using the cream as I have kids not to mention the poor absorption rates.
He started me on .5 ml/200mg Test C a week. I found that put me into huge peaks and valleys and mood shifts. I am only now understanding how much change my body was really going and still going through. I went from around a 258 T to around 813 T but my E2 was high. So I cut my doses in half and now pin twice a week, every 3.5 days. My Free T is now at 241.9 on range of 46-224. My mood, brain fog, lethargy, motivation, morale, has been continuously been getting better.
I have had nothing but an amazing experience from my Endos and his staff. Not to mention everything is shipped to my door and free. I keep a journal of how I felt, dosages and dates/times along with anything else that may be related. I went through the honey moon phase and now I believe I am actually starting to get back to feeling good.
TLDR: Not all Dr’s are bad, even some VA endos are amazing. .5ml a week has me low 800’s with no HcG or AI’s.